Services




Christian School Consulting

CACE Consulting provides Christian schools with a strategic roadmap to sustainability. We focus on five areas of strategic school leadership:

  • Marketing and enrollment management
  • Teaching and learning practices
  • Workplace culture and climate change
  • Board governance and team leadership
  • Financial management

By using this transformational approach to school leadership, we help schools build a stronger academic administration.

For more information specific to your schools needs, drop us a line today.


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Leadership Search


Finding the right candidate to hire for principal or head of school position needs to be about finding the person who best matches your school's unique atmosphere. Having the right leadership in place is the only way to be sure you are moving your school in the right direction. The CACE Leadership search includes a multi-step path to provide your school the best leadership outcome. The CACE fellows are experienced Christian school leaders and have been involved in faith-based education for decades. We are devoted, experienced, and passionate about Christian education.

  • Appreciative Inquiry (Orientation to your school)
  • The knowledge, Skills, and Disposition (Guided Interviews)
  • Opportunity Profile (Publicize leadership Position)
  • Marketing Platform (Attract Potential Candidates)
  • Analysis and Recommendations (Analyze Candidates)
  • Onboarding the New Leader (Integrate new Leader into your school)

By using this transformational approach to school leadership, we help schools build a stronger academic administration.

Looking for help finding your next school leader?


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Senior Fellows


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Dan Beerens is an educational consultant, author, international speaker, and educational leader. Before starting DB Consulting in May 2010, he served as Vice President of Learning Services and Director of Instructional Improvement at Christian Schools International.


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Chad Dirkse has served in Christian education for 25 years in roles that include, math and science teacher, coach, athletic director, principal, head of school and board member. He is currently the President of Chattanooga Christian School where he serves more 1,100 students and 130 faculty and staff.



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Erik Ellefsen has served in education for seventeen years as a teacher, coach, consultant, Grievance Chairman for the American Federation of Teachers, Dean of Academics at Boston Trinity Academy, and as Principal at Chicago Christian High School.


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Steven Levy is an educational consultant, working independently and with EL Education. After 28 years teaching in classrooms K-12, he now guides teachers in designing service-based curriculum, engaging instructional practices, student owned assessments, and character development.




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Paul T. Neal is Sr. Vice President for Marketing and Enrollment at Cairn University and co-founder of Charter Oak Research where he serves as Principal and Chief Research Officer.


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David Urban is co-founder of Charter Oak Research and its Chief Operating Officer. David also leads Charter Oak’s educational practice. Previously he served as Chief Advancement Officer at Charlotte Christian School, Vice President of Client Service at Olson Research Group, and Vice President of Enrollment at Eastern University.